Leap Day 2012 – Family Dinner Party

Any excuse to dress up the table and have a fancier/funner (is that a word?) dinner– I am all on it!

I love my Silhouette machine. I use it all the time to cut out things in a snap.

For this dinner I used it for the Frog Bags, Lily Pads & Flower place mat & Frogs on a straw.

Dinner was easy enough. We actually eat this a few times a year. Its been very warm here in Florida- my mom called this dinner “salad plates”. So we had Tuna Salad, Macaroni Salad, Fruit Salad, Crackers/Cheese & Boiled Egg.Β  Pretty healthy and everyone enjoys it. To make this FROGGY- shaped the tuna on a bed of lettuce like a lily pad and added 2 olivesΒ  for eyes. Very simple!


Lily Pad place mats were just shapes I created in Silhouette machine to cut out on a full piece of green cardstock. Then I cut out 2 star burst shapes in white and layered them / glued on for the place mats.

Frog Straws. Also created in Silhouette. I used the PDF from the Fly-Catching Frog on FamilyFun website – HERE. The PDF frog shape I traced in Silhouette, made the frog 3 1/2 inches tall and put 2 circles for the straw holes where the pattern indicates. Drew in the eyes and now I have cute 3D frogs on my straw πŸ™‚

My bunting was just sort of last minute. I had little green buckets. The bottoms have styrofoam wedged in it. Then glass/green rocks for weight to fill the top. The stick is actually my knitting needle πŸ™‚ Tied on twine and then scraps left over from my daughters puppy party were still on hand and tied it on. Cute center piece.

Better view of the bunting πŸ™‚Β Β Β  (The green drink is a new powerade flavor I found in the grocery store in the mason jars)

My hubby enjoying dinner. He is looking mighty fine!! I am so proud of him. He has lost over 20+ lbs in 7 weeks. He is really looking sharp!! *LOVE*

My one cutie patootie. I swear I thought I got a photo of my son. πŸ™ Bummed out I didn’t. The kids love having themed dinners.

Napkins left over from my daughters party. Nothing goes to waste in my house πŸ™‚

Mason jar’s for glasses- and screw on lids for the top.Β  I got the lids from Candle Science – HEREΒ  They have them in gold too. πŸ™‚Β  Who knew it was a candle lid.

Frog Bags – are from Mr Printables – HEREΒ  Again- I could have cut them all out by hand but I traced the PDF shape in Silhouette program and allowed it to cut it out for me. MUCH faster- on green paper. Used vinyl circles at 1/2 inch in white and 1/4 inch in black also cut on the Silhouette. Drew on the mouths. Put treats in it for the kids πŸ™‚Β  Leap year only happens every 4 years πŸ™‚

(You can see the lily pad better here, the 2nd star burst I added i curled up the edges.)

One more photo of that cute frog ha ha.

I had the frog molds left from my daughter’s birthday 2 years ago.Β  I was happy to reuse them again to make candy frogs.

No dinner is complete with out dessert. Again- used the other candy molds I had from the birthday party- made 5 frogs to swim on our cake. Some of them holding a leap year sign πŸ™‚Β Β  Cherry Chip Cake with homemade butter cream frosting.

Frogs almost look like they are protesting something.

seriously this party was thrown together last-minute.Β  I hope to get a little bit more organized now that we have moved and I can locate all my supplies πŸ™‚



5 Responses to Leap Day 2012 – Family Dinner Party
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  2. Lauren
    March 1, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    What a cute dinner/ tablescape idea! Makes me wish I had done something special too! Everything looks great!!!

  3. Annie~SavorThisMoment
    March 1, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    I love the frog theme, so cute! I’ve been slacking with the themed dinners as my kids are getting older. I’m still they’ll still love them, so maybe I’ll give St. Patrick’s Day a whirl. Got any ideas?

  4. Kellie
    March 1, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    So cute. What a great dinner πŸ™‚

  5. Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons
    March 2, 2012 | 10:55 am

    Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this…http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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